Gilas confident of chances vs Japan, Taiwan

first_imgKris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Reyes keeps door open for injured Romeo “I think we have a very good chance against Japan, I think we have a very good chance against Taiwan,” Reyes said during Gilas’ sendoff at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Pasig.But that’s not taking Gilas’ rivals lightly. In fact, Reyes cited several concerns that Gilas will have to deal with.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“The main difficulty in Japan is going to be the weather, it’s going to be cold and they have the advantage of familiarity and crowd support. So those are the things that we’re going to contend with,” Reyes said.“Secondly, if we decide to put Andray in the lineup, we would essentially have five practices with us before the match. Those are the negatives of the situation.”center_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Gilas Pilipinas pool. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ Smart SportsNational team coach Chot Reyes is confident about Gilas Pilipinas’ chances heading into its Fiba World Cup qualifying matches against Japan and Chinese Taipei later this month.The Philippines, which is aiming to book a return trip to the World Cup after its historic stint three years ago in Spain, faces Japan on Nov. 24 in Tokyo before hosting Taipei three days later at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Naturalized big man Andray Blatche has yet to join Gilas, though, the former NBA veteran is expected to arrive in Manila late Saturday night.“The difference is that Chinese Taipei has been together for a much, much, much longer time than this team has. They have played with Quincy David since 2012 so that’s five years already and counting so they are very familiar,” Reyes said.“Same thing with Japan, Ira Brown is a resident import in the Japanese league.”Gilas leaves for Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Bond grows stronger for tight-knit PH poomsae team

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Watanabe outclasses foes on her way to SEA Games gold Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ “We are very close because we bonded a lot during training and work out,” said Raphael, who is taking up computer science at La Salle.Reyes shed happy tears as he just came off a bronze medal finish in the individual event after a clean routine. Malaysia won the men’s individual event and Indonesia was seconds.“All our hard work paid off,” said Dustin.They will see action in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games next month.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine men’s poomsae team after winning its second straight SEA Games gold medal. Marc Anthony Reyes/INQUIRERKUALA LUMPUR — They work out together. They train together. They win together.Dustin Jacob Mella, Raphael Enrico Mella and Rodolfo Reyes Jr. bonded very well as they moved seamless toward the Southeast Asian Games  taekwondo poomsae gold medal Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ READ: PH men’s poomsae team bags back-to-back SEAG golds“These two guys are brothers, I’m like the adopted son,” said Reyes, referring to the Mella brothers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThey won their second straight SEA Games gold in the same event, although the winning tradition dated back from 2013 for the Mella, who played with a different teammate back then.Together they won bronze in 2014 World Championships in Mexico. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View commentslast_img read more

Joe Marler reprimanded but not suspended over James Haskell fight

first_imgThe warning will remain on Marler’s record for five years and will be taken into consideration in any future disciplinary hearings but he will not be banned after the citing commissioner did not deem the offence worthy of a red card. Haskell does not face further action after he was shown a yellow card.The incident occurred in the 20th minute of Sunday’s Premiership match with Marler pulling at Haskell’s scrum cap before the Wasps flanker threw him to the ground, where the pair continued to wrestle before they were separated. As Haskell attempted to walk off Marler squirted him in the face with water from a bottle he was holding, much to the former Wasps captain’s anger. Haskell reacted furiously by grabbing Marler around the neck and throat and the referee, Andrew Jackson, after reviewing the footage, sent Haskell to the sin-bin.Marler stayed on the pitch until going off with a rib injury in the second half and the Wasps director of rugby, Dai Young, was incensed by the Harlequins tighthead’s antics. “If someone rips your hat off and squirts water in your face, what do you expect?” Young said. “I thought it was very harsh on Hask. There comes a time when you’ve got to look at the guys who spark these things off. Of course someone is going to take exception to someone ripping their hat off and squirting water in their face.”It is understood Marler does not have any other warnings of this type on his record but he has had disciplinary issues. He was banned for two weeks and fined £20,000 for calling Wales’s Samson Lee “Gypsy boy” during a 2016 Six Nations match and less than a month later he received a two-week ban for kicking the Grenoble hooker Arnaud Héguy in the head. Share via Email Reuse this content Since you’re here… Share on LinkedIn Joe Marler has been reprimanded for his spat with James Haskell during Harlequins’ victory against Wasps but the England prop is not facing a suspension.Marler has been given a citing commissioner’s warning for his role in the incident – pulling at Haskell’s scrum cap and squirting his England and Lions team‑mate with water – in an acknowledgement that the 27-year-old was deserving of a yellow card at the time. Marler’s actions were considered to be contrary to good sportsmanship. Share on Pinterest Wasps Harlequins Support The Guardian Topics Premiership, Pro14, international and Premier 15s rugby union talking points Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Share on Twitter news Read more Share on Messenger Rugby union … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Premiershiplast_img read more

How to Convert One-Time or Annual Donors into Monthly Givers

first_imgRevisit the language you’re using in your appeals. Frame your ask in such a way that it’s a win-win situation-monthly donations for you, convenience and budgeting for your donors. (Read more about the four parts of a great fundraising appeal.) Make sure your donation form offers a recurring giving option. Whenever you’re asking for money, ask for the monthly pledge, not just a one-time gift. (Need a donation form that allows and encourages donors to set up monthly giving? Find out more about DonateNow.) Package the appeal in an exciting way. For example, some organizations have an ambassador program or a sponsor-a-child every month program. Put a face on that sustainable gift. This way you’re creating some tangible tie to the idea of giving every month. Remember: To increase charitable donations, you should appeal to the heart–not the head. Thinking about monthly giving is one of the smartest things you can do as a fundraiser. At Network for Good, we find that 30-40% of the online donation volume coming from a nonprofit’s website is monthly giving. It would be wonderful for nonprofits to thank people every month instead of asking them for donations every few weeks.How do you do that? How do you turn your annual givers into monthly supporters? Don’t be afraid to ask for a monthly gift of support after someone completes a one-time transaction. It can be ingrained as a nice thank-you message: “Thank you so much for making a one-time gift. This is how you can put your support to work for us each and every month. Would you consider becoming a monthly supporter?” This can be done when asking for another gift later in the year, but consider this: First-time online donors are more likely to turn into monthly donors within three days their original online gift. Think of using this strategy during the holidays when you’re experiencing high traffic of one-time donations!Source: Adapted from the Nonprofit 911 Presentation “The Experts Are In! Your Online Fundraising and Nonprofit Marketing Questions Answered.”last_img read more

Should you make your CEO blog?

first_imgNo. Unless they really, really want to.•It takes a huge amount of energy and time to blog. You have to be really enthusiastic about the medium, or it’s really not going to work.•Your CEO may not be your best spokesperson. Perhaps you have a volunteer, another staffer or a constituent that can speak better to what you’re attempting to accomplish through this mode of communications.•You’re welcome to blog yourself, but others may be doing it already! If you don’t want to start a blog yourself, what bloggers in your community are talking about your issue that you could reach out to and engage so they’re spreading the word on your behalf?It really comes down to the commitment and the purpose behind the blog. You need someone who will continually contribute and enjoy the process as it’s happening. And, it’s a great opportunity to think about whom you have helped, or what other champions or advocates you have who could blog to advance your mission.last_img read more

Transparency is the new black

first_imgThe funds of the first bailout package — your tax money – went where? To what end? How are you feeling about Bernie Madoff? How is your trust level in any financial institution?How is the trust level in us?As a “good organization” – aka nonprofit, you may think people trust you. Sadly, plenty of research has suggested otherwise, for a long time. People are skeptical about all organizations.In this environment, everyone needs to go out of their way to be highly transparent and accountable. Show where they money goes, in all your outreach.Our new president is posting a lot of what he’s doing online – he knows the national mood.Transparency is the new black, nonprofit marketeers.You can’t show enough of it.last_img read more

11 Steps to Social Networking Success (Hampton Roads)

first_imgOn February 6, 2009, I had the honor to present at the 8th Annual Hampton Roads Institute for Nonprofit Leadership Conference in Norfolk, Virginia. At the bottom of this article is a PDF copy of the slides for this presentation.last_img

The Language of Change: 20 Words and Phrases that Impact Attitudes, Actions, and Funding

first_imgDownload the presentation handout, transcript and audio below ‘Related Documents’!Learn how to engage board members/stakeholders, simplify your message and jumpstart funding by understanding the lexicon of change and–more importantly–the thinking behind it.This is the difference between charity and philanthropy, sustainable funding and transformation, a mission statement and a message.It’s the difference between just another ‘not-for-profit begging for money’ and a movement to change lives, save lives and impact lives.Funding veteran Tom Suddes challenges nonprofitss to change the way they think while connecting on simple ideas that will help organizations of all types raise more money immediately.This archived presentation offers:A new way to talk about (re-frame) concepts ranging from capital campaigns, to annual funds to debt.Examples used with schools, community service organizations and funding start-ups.Practical ideas that apply to marketing, funding and leadership.About our speakerTom Suddes is a nonprofit coach, trainer, consultant, speaker and writer with over 33 years of experience in development, strategic visioning, campaign management and major gift solicitation. He began his career in the Development Office at the University of Notre Dame in 1973. He eventually became the Director of Development and headed the Campaign for Notre Dame, which raised $180 Million ($50 Million over the $130 Million Goal). In 1983, he founded For Impact | The Suddes Group, which managed over 300 campaigns, raised over $1 Billion, and helped generate 3 million new jobs in their work with 125 economic development organizations around the country.last_img read more

Is Your Story Big Enough?

first_imgDownload the participant handout, transcript and audio recording below Related Documents!While the economy is slowly recovering, are your fundraising appeals still in need of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation? You’ve tried creating a sense of urgency and alarm, but your message is falling on deaf ears. You’re not delivering the numbers you need to produce.Why have people stopped listening? Here’s a little secret: Donors don’t really give to a program or organization; they invest in the bigger story. In other words, donors give to issues where they feel a direct personal connection. Your work must mean something to them, or else their dollars go to a cause that does.That’s why supporters want more than clichés and platitudes about “doing good”. They need a story they can locate themselves into; and that usually requires moving beyond the classic adversity/victimization story.This archived presentation covers:Why the classic hero story creates unnecessary adversity for your cause and might be doing more harm than good in your fundraising appealsHow to break the cycle of guilting or shaming others into supporting you, and how to find a genuine attention-grabbing message that people can truly believe inWhere to look for the essential truths at the heart of your brand/mission that invites and unites, rather than drives away potential supportersAbout our speakerAs the President of Get Storied, Michael Margolis advises nonprofits, businesses, and entrepreneurs on how to get others to believe in their story. With a background in social enterprise and cultural anthropology, Michael helped launch two pioneering nonprofits before the age of 22. Michael has since worked with dozens of world-changing efforts and helped to revitalize and translate the bigger story for each of his clients. Believe Me: a Storytelling Manifesto for Change-Makers and Innovators, is a new book by Michael Margolis with fresh perspectives for anyone in the business of change. His short little manifesto introduces 15 storytelling axioms that will help you re-think how nonprofits must communicate their work, especially in this new adaptive age. Download a free excerpt at www.believemethebook.comMichael’s unique work and ideas have been featured in Fast Company, Brandweek, and Storytelling Magazine. Michael teaches Brand Storytelling at Schulich School of Business and delivers keynotes, story coaching, and learning programs around the globe. Michael believes its time for everyone to reclaim or reframe towards their bigger story. And eat more chocolate.last_img read more

Mapping Momentum for Maternal Health

first_imgPosted on May 9, 2011June 20, 2017By: Joanna Hoffman, Women DeliverClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)From Dar es Salaam to Detroit and everywhere in between, grassroots organizations are working tirelessly to promote maternal health in their countries and communities. The past year has been an inspiring and invigorating one for the global maternal health community. The UN Secretary General launched the Global Strategy for Girls and Women, providing this issue with a pivotal platform to bring about sustainable progress. The leaders of G8 countries pledged $5 billion to maternal, newborn and child health, and the African Union renewed the Maputo Plan of Action. Yet much of the action to save lives takes place on a smaller, and virtually unnoticed, scale. For this reason, Women Deliver and the Maternal Health Task Force have worked to map maternal health NGOs around the world in order to promote visibility, partnerships and networking.We just wrapped up our recent round of mapping, and as of now we have mapped a total of 1,490 organizations from the following countries:AsiaCambodiaChinaIndiaIndonesiaThe PhilippinesLatin America and the CaribbeanArgentinaBoliviaBrazilMexicoPeruMiddle East and North AfricaAfghanistanEgyptPakistanSub-Saharan AfricaBurkina Fasothe Democratic Republic of CongoEthiopiaGhanaNigeriaUgandaEurope/North America/OceaniaUnited StatesUnited KingdomAustraliaThanks to all the NGOs who have participated. If you work in one of the countries listed above and don’t see your NGO listed, please register on the MHTF website and enter your information. If you don’t see your country listed, we hope to be mapping it soon! We have a lot of work to do to reach MDG 5 by 2015. By working together to share our stories, our successes and our failures, we can make girls and women’s survival not just a dream, but a reality.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more